You're Not That Great: (but neither is anyone else)

You're Not That Great: (but neither is anyone else)

I am addicted to positivity. I am addicted to positivity. I am addicted to positivity. I care more about feeling great than being great. I am NOT THAT GREAT. The self-help industry tells you that if you're positive, if you put your best foot forward and if you just believe in yourself that you will find happiness. Let's be real, you can read all the inspirational quotes y I am addicted to positivity. I am addicted to positivity. I am addicted to positivity. I care more about f...

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Title:You're Not That Great: (but neither is anyone else)
Author:Elan Gale
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:1478918292
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:192 pages pages

You're Not That Great: (but neither is anyone else) Reviews

  • Danielle
    Apr 17, 2018
    The best part about this book was that it was short. Judging from the title, you probably would think this book is going to be a send up of self-help books. And it seems like the author believes it was a sort of parody. In reality it is just a regular self-help book that is helpful to ...
  • Wendi
    May 22, 2018
    No. Nooooo. I wanted this book to be good. I really did. And for the first couple of chapters it was. I didn't know that the author was a producer of The Bachelor and Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise. Yep, you read that right. Now that you know this why would you read an advice...
  • Courtney Judy
    Oct 19, 2017
    I wish I had liked it more than I did, I was really going in hopeful that I was going to find this book to be amazing. It had everything I liked, cursing...honesty...bluntness...but towards the end I was honestly getting sick of it. I was struggling with some of the concepts (and I mys...
  • Dawn
    Apr 27, 2018
    I follow Elan Gale on Instagram and have only known him as a producer on the Bachelor shows. So this was an interesting read and for the most part I agreed a lot with what the author says. Like for instance when he talks about being positive and how it's been built into us since day...
  • Nenia ✨ Queen of Literary Trash, Protector of Out-of-Print Gems, Khaleesi of Bodice Rippers, Mother of Smut, the Unrepentant, Breaker of Convention ✨ Campbell
    Nov 22, 2017
    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest I snagged a copy of this ARC because the title made me laugh and I loved the paradox of the snappy, sarcastic title against the baby pink cover. "Mean" can sometimes be funny, as evidenced by the movie Mean Girls, and some...
  • Gwen - Chew & Digest Books -
    Jan 09, 2018
    This has one of the most hilarious and completely true opening sections that I have ever read. It was so dead on that I was in tears and ready to apologize to both of my parents. Giving you more detail would only ruin the moment for you, so I won't. It really brought things into perspe...
  • Krystyna
    Mar 01, 2018
    Fucking brutal. This book was nothing like the fluffy self-help books I've been reading. It was uncomfortable and real. Maybe not for everyone, but I really appreciated the honestly and truth as well as a different viewpoint on life and how to succeed and get past anxiety and self-doub...
  • Mrs Mommy Booknerd http://mrsmommybooknerd.blogspot.com
    Mar 01, 2018
    This book is fantastic. I laughed and loved the raw truth in this book. I was left feeling like I needed to look within myself and really see how I can make some changes. Life is going to happen, you control how you react to it. I just adored this approach to looking at life and this i...
  • Rob
    Mar 03, 2018
    As a book about self-improvement, this should really be reviewed on two axes: the writing/entertainment value and the advice. The writing was a good time, at least as much as a book telling you you suck can be. Very readable, and in contrast to other reviewers, it's not especially l...
  • Lisa
    Jan 24, 2018
    I really enjoyed this book because it's no nonsense good advice. And I relate to it because all of my life I have felt the need to convince everyone that I am worthy of being here! The premise that the things that make us not so great are indeed the things that make us strive to be gre...
  • Kyra
    Jan 09, 2018
    So flipped through this book in chapters. read a bit. had to stop. it very much seems like this book is trying very hard to directly emulate the success of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck except Elan didnt have anything interesting to add, didnt actually read the Subtle Art and als...
  • Jo-Ann Duff (Duffy The Writer)
    Nov 30, 2017
    Harness the power of negative thinking! You're Not That Great (But Neither Is Anyone Else). Yep, if you read my blog, you'll understand why this book caught my eye. This fresh new wave of frank, 'real-life' motivational books have become very popular, and I've enjoyed some of them...
  • Jess
    Feb 16, 2018
    Easy to read and some great points to encourage to not be so damn precious. A bit repetitive, but no need to take it all too seriously. Lots of it was very refreshing to read. ...
  • Andrea Seeley
    Feb 13, 2018
    I love Elan Gale so I had to give this a shot. It really did open my eyes to a different way of thinking- a lot of his stories really resonated with me. It was a bit repetitive at times. ...
  • Sarah
    Nov 28, 2017
    Me prior to reading this book : I?m a millennial and I?m special unicorn. Me after reading this book : I might be a millennial and special unicorn, but I?m not really a great person. And being a great person is more important that being a special millennial unicorn. The last t...
  • Sarah Maier
    Jan 03, 2018
    This book was funny, helpful and motivating. I'd listen to it again just for the laughs. ...
  • Alex Baca
    Feb 14, 2018
    I liked Elan Gale's appearance on Sam Sanders' podcast. This was LOL to read while unemployed. ...
  • Joanna
    Jan 20, 2018
    I?m not really a big fan of self-help books, even ironic ones, but this one is witty and well presented. Still, while I generally support anything that opposes the positive thinking movement, I can?t deal with the bitterness and rapacity of Gale?s worldview. Followed literally, t...
  • Savannah Wooten
    Feb 07, 2018
    There were some great points in here! In some ways it was a valid and needed personal (and societal!) call out. That being said, the author verges on unkind to people who do not meet his standards of success and strikes me as still growing in his own ability to be both self-reflective,...
  • Emily
    May 05, 2018
    I?m not entirely sure what I was expecting out of a motivational book authored by a producer on The Bachelor. In the hands of someone struggling with a mental health issue, this could be a very dangerous book. The concepts in it aren?t altogether wrong, but the way they are package...
  • Caroline
    Mar 16, 2018
    You?re not that great was maybe... not so great ??? You?re not that great was maybe... not so great ????? ...more ...
  • Danielle Stevens
    Apr 18, 2018
    I'm really torn about this book. On the one hand, I agree with his scathing review of positivity and a culture of telling ourselves we're great. For years people in my family have loyally followed advice they found in books like 'The Secret', thinking that if they just put good vibes o...
  • TJL
    Dec 14, 2017
    I'm of two minds about this book. On one hand, I agree with a lot of what the author says: The positivity movement is weirdly condescending, fluffs peoples' egos beyond belief, and does make some people incredibly hyper-sensitive to criticism. I agree that there are some people who ...
  • Amber
    Apr 14, 2018
    ?Even now you?re probably feeling uncomfortable because you?re used to reading self-help books that tell you how wonderful and charming and great you already are and are so complimentary that they may as well just be licking your genitals as they take your money like a prostitut...
  • Shira Selkovits
    Jan 22, 2018
    The only self-help book worth reading, in my opinion. Aside from being hysterical and honest, it?s also incredibly relevant and insightful. It?s tough love in the best way and the most inspiring book that ever insulted me. ...
  • Vanessa
    Dec 17, 2017
    Ok, so I?m gonna go out on a limb here and give it 5 stars to raise the over all rating. This book deserves a solid 4 over all and not a half-assed 3.5. I actually agree a with a previous reviewer -at times it felt repetitive- I feel, though, that it?s the author writing in the w...
  • Jake Harris
    Dec 05, 2017
    A not-very-well-written book about a great way of living that gets repetitive around page 50. At 179 pages, it could?ve been way shorter and just as effective. ...
  • Caroline
    Apr 25, 2018
    "You're Not That Great" was just that...not great. I felt belittled by someone who really has no place to belittle but I guess that's the point of the book. I'm not a person who relishes in positivity and I certainly understand the power of motivation through negative emotions but Gale...
  • Taylor Wilson
    Jan 05, 2018
    ?We live in a world of contentment, mediocrity, and average people who think they?re excellent.? -- Elan Gale, You?re Not That Great Elan Gale is straightforward and refuses to coddle anyone in his new book, You?re Not That Great (but neither is anyone else). This book te...
  • Kelly 💜☕️
    Mar 28, 2018
    I listened to half of this audio and decided to not to finish. This book came on my radar through one of the podcasts I listen to with former contestants on The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. The author is a Bachelor producer, so this book gets my ?bachelor nation? tag. This...